Archive for the ‘Xbox 360’ Category

Jalopnik previews Forza Motorsports 4

In the first bit of racing news coming out of E3 I was able to find, noted automotive blog Jalopnik has put up an interesting first-glance preview for Turn 10's upcoming "Forza Motorsports 4". The piece was actually written during a visit to Turn 10 in Seattle, so technically is not related. It's a hell of a preview though, discussing improvements in graphics, physics, and Kinect integration. Go check it out, and get your wallets ready to pre-order!

It’s Good to Be the Monarch

Game: Fable III
System: PC & Xbox 360
Release: October 2010
Fable is a franchise I love to hate. The first game featured a brilliant blend of Zelda action/adventure with casual The Sims like NPC encounters. Magic was plentiful, moral systems were excitingly new, and customization was greatly encouraged. Go ahead hero. Be the money grub'n, lady lov'n, real estate kingpin you've always wanted to be.

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Call of Duty Black Ops: A Snerts Soliloquy

Game: Call of Duty Black Ops
System: PC, Wii, Xbox 360, PS3
Release: November 2010
The Cold War turns hot in another solid Call of Duty experience. Seven videogames later and this series is still delivering top notch entertainment. The campaign presents a decent fictional story that takes players across the world. Multiplayer returns with new features, maps, and weapons. Zombies also make a come back in a variety of forms. There is even a kick ass commercial made by the good folks at TBWA\Chiat\Day (my employer).

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Cowboy’s Rule!

Game: Red Dead Redemption
System: Xbox 360, PS3
Release: May 2010

Red Dead Redemption is one of the best games I have played this year. Rockstar's team in San Diego does an excellent job. Their presentation of the dying American West is unique and surprisingly accurate. The influences from older Western movies is obvious, but the solid writing, character development, and visuals set this game apart. There is also great multiplayer action, and zombie DLC to add on more hours of fun.

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22 drivers announced for Nascar 2011 The Game

Hot on the heels of three  new screenshots, Eutechnyx has released a list of 22 drivers for their upcoming Nascar 2011 The Game. All the usual suspects are there (Montoya, Johnson, Busch, etc.), but one driver that people may not have heard of is Jennifer Jo Cobb. She is a full time driver in the NASCAR truck series, and has plans to break into the NASCAR Sprint Cup within the next few years. Danica Patrick is not on the list, but this list is most likely just partially complete, so I'm sure there is more to come. The full list can be seen after the "Read More" jump.

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